SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – On Sunday Siouxlanders gathered at the Betty Strong Encounter Center to learn about the history of Iowa through our stamps.
Lincoln, Nebraska-based scholar and stamp collector Bob Ferguson hosted the “U.S. Stamps that put Sioux City and Iowa in the spotlight” event.
Ferguson covered a range of local topics, including how the U.S. Postal service designated Sioux City a first-day-of-the-issue site, three times between 1954 and 2004.
Two of the stamps featured the Lewis and Clark Expedition and one was created by East High School students who honored American serviceman.
“This is a distinction that doesn’t come easily to a city the size of Sioux City especially for it to have happened 3 times it’s kinda a very unique thing,” said Ferguson
Ferguson also shared with the audience the famous people who have been to Sioux City and also have a stamp in their honor.